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Trans-NIH Initiative Builds Research Network to Measure Emotional Well-Being

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) hosted the final spring 2022 session of the NCCIH Integrated Medicine Research Lecture series, titled “Advancing Research on Emotional Well-Being and Regulation of Eating” (see the recording here). The lecture featured Elissa Epel, Ph.D., past President of The Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and past FABBS Council Representative. 

Dr. Epel’s talk highlighted opportunities for engagement and findings from

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NIH OBSSR Matilda White Riley Honors Behavioral Scientists

June 9, 2022

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) virtually hosted the 15th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors on June 3rd to honor distinguished scholars in the behavioral and social  sciences. Matilda White Riley, who passed in 2004, was a pioneer in the fields of sociology and gerontology and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This event commemorates Dr. Riley’s commitment to

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NIMH Council Discusses Mental Health Priorities, Progress on Strategic Plan and Portfolio Composition 

June 9, 2022

Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, welcomed the full panel of members to the 267th Meeting of the National Advisory Mental Health Council (NAMHC), held virtually on June 7th (Agenda). The NAMHC advises the NIMH on all policies and activities relating to the conduct and support of mental health research, research training and institute programs. FABBS regularly submits recommendations for council membership and encourages our scientists to consider serving in this extremely important

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25 Years of OBSSR: Snapshots of Accomplishments in Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

January 13, 2022   

For more than 25 years, the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) has galvanized the role of the behavioral and social sciences in the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Since it was first established by Congress in 1993, the OBSSR has facilitated the communication and coordination of FABBS disciplines across the NIH and beyond. OBSSR has cultivated

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